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MSC has become the latest line to divert one of its services away from the Port of Felixstowe as disruption and delays continue at the UK port following the introduction of a new terminal operating system in June.

One of the latest additions to Hapag-Lloyd’s fleet the 15,000 teu Afif was named by the UK’s Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani on Monday.

Following the group’s buyout of Southampton Port, DP World has introduced a new consolidated management structure for its UK operations, headed up by Chris Lewis, currently md of DP World Southampton.

UASC container ship Al Muraykh called at DP World’s London Gateway in a one-off call carrying a record breaking cargo of 18,601 teu.

Air express company UPS announced a new £120m ($184m) 32,000 sq m package sorting and delivery facility at the DP World London Gateway logistics park.

MSC has added a call at DP World-operated London Gateway on its Australia Express Service, making the new fastest direct connection between UK and Australia, according to MSC.

DP World's first distribution centre at the London Gateway Logistics Park opened officially yesterday, with the UK's shipping minister, Robert Goodwill, in attendance.

DP World London Gateway is to move ahead with plans to build a third berth, slated to enter operation in the latter half of 2016.

Dubai-headquartered terminal operator DP World handled 60m teu during 2014, an 8.9% increase over the previous year.

This week, the River Thames played host to its biggest ever maritime guest – Maersk’s 15,500 teu E-Class vessel Edith Maersk.

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